THE UNNATURAL NEED FOR CLEAN
Before the 1900’s , a broom, a mop and a bucket of soapy water would pretty much do the trick for a thorough cleaning. Today, however much of our “dirt” is made up of toxic residues that come from our synthetic “cleaning” solutions.
Clear white vinegar, as opposed to a spray with blue dye, is a perfectly effective window cleaner and less expensive.
Use your keenest sense for danger, your nose. Your body is telling you to Step Away! Now! Don’t ignore natural warning signals when you smell harsh fumes. There can be a toxic consequence to clean with these harsh chemicals. In addition to the terrible fumes, you also have to worry about coming into physical contact with the cleansers.
THERE ARE 80,000 CHEMICALS REGISTERED WITH THE EPA, FAR TOO MANY TO BE TESTED FOR SAFETY!
D.K. THANKS TO “THE HEALTHY HOME” BOOK BY DR. MYRON WENTZ , THE FOLLOWING CLEANING TIPS ARE SHARED TO HELP PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM HIDDEN HOUSEHOLD DANGERS. THERE ARE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TOXINS FOUND THROUGHOUT OUR HOMES BUT THIS BOOK GAVE SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO HELP MINIMIZE EXPOSURE WITHOUT FOREGOING CONVENIENCE. HERE ARE SOME OF THE TIPS……
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER:
One quart of warm water 4 tablespoons of baking soda plus one teaspoon of vinegar.
CARPET STAIN REMOVER:
Baking soda plus water or club soda
3 cups water 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 parts vegetable or olive oil plus 1 part lemon juice. Must be refrigerated.
Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Pour the mixture down the drain. Next pour a pot of boiling water down the drain to dissolve blockages caused by food particles, soap and grease.
D.K. Our bathroom sink didn’t drain recently. My husband asked me to pick up Drano. Oh my goodness, when I read the label I said to myself, NO WAY! I didn’t want those chemicals in our house. Instead I followed this recipe. I ran hot water down the drain for a couple of minutes after the mixture had about 20 minutes to stay in the drain. Since the sink was really clogged I needed to repeat. My husband was impressed that I fixed the clogged drain!!!!
STAINLESS STEEL POLISHER:
Use baking soda and a soft sided sponge. Toothpaste works as well.
HEAVY DUTY CLEANING: ( For large jobs:)
Add 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoons liquid soap to one gallon of hot water. If it is particularly stubborn, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of borax.
DISINFECTANT SPRAY: ( Also works on mildew)
Combine 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of tea tree oil, 1/4 cup lavender oil. Use as a spray and let dry.